ronan + erwan bouroullec subtly carve ‘uncino’ chair for mattiazzi 

 

 

 

the gently carved wood seat pan and back rest of ronan + erwan bouroullec‘s ‘uncino’ for mattiazzi, subtly embrace their supporting steel rod structure; making joints which one generally wants to have concealed, apparent. presented at the 2014 salone del mobile, the lumber elements who are the protagonists of the design, hug the metal frame, resulting in delicate curves where the materials intersect. two different backrests are available for the task seating, depending on one’s ergonomic needs; while one can choose from either a four star swivel, and a three-legged sledge base.

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‘uncino’ collection by ronan + erwan bouroullec for mattiazzi

 

 

 

‘uncino’ is almost primitive. it’s a wooden chair collection composed by two or three pieces of perfect numerically sculpted wood, held in place by simple metal rods.’ – ronan + erwan bouroullec

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‘uncino’ version A comes in a black ash, natural ash or natural walnut wood finish

 

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‘uncino’ version B comes in a black ash, natural ash, natural walnut or natural oak wood finish

 

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the wood seat pan and back rest hug their steel rod structure resulting in subtle curves where the materials meet

 

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front view

 

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joint details

 


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erwan and ronan bouroullec at the mattiazzi stand during the 2014 salone del mobile
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